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New ShopUW+ tool coming to UW System and UW-Parkside in April

Published: March 15, 2021

Message from Chancellor Ford

Our campus is preparing to launch the new cloud-based purchasing system, called ShopUW+, on April 16. ShopUW+ will replace Shop@UW and individual campus systems as the new systemwide procurement platform. I believe ShopUW+ will eventually reduce your time spent searching, buying, and approving purchases of goods and services.

I want to thank our campus accounts payable and procurement staff who have been working over the last year to prepare for this transition. They and hundreds of representatives from all UW System institutions have provided insight on designing this new tool.

For those of you who routinely purchase supplies, you will be able to get training information about ShopUW+ prior to the April 16 launch at the ShopUW+ Essentials website, which will be launched by April 2. This will be the place to find previews, training resources, job aids, and access to the ShopUW+ tool. Our campus accounts payable and procurement leaders will be reaching out with additional information to get you started using ShopUW+.

As training is rolled out, it will be organized and assigned by role in the new ShopUW+ platform – roles include Shoppers, Requesters, and Approvers. Upcoming information will be sent directly to individuals as the April Go-Live date approaches. Watch for more information on the P2P Automation Project website as those resources and training opportunities become available 

I fully support this project and the benefits it will bring to our campus and the UW-System. Please provide your full support to ShopUW+ as we migrate to this new business platform.

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